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Feature November 2018 Issue

Limb Amputation in Cats

Whether the surgical removal is of a front or hind limb, the surgeon wonít leave a stump because itís not necessary.

Limb Amputation in Cats

Most cats who need to have a leg surgically removed will do perfectly fine. Here's everything you should know about this life-saving procedure.

Consider this frightening occurrence: A cat darts into the street near his home and is struck by a car. One or more of the bones in one leg are severely broken, and a quick trip to the nearest veterinary clinic yields some very upsetting news. The fractured limb is beyond surgical repair, and the catís owners are faced with a limited set of options as explained by the veterinarian: Either the injured cat should be euthanized, or the fractured limb should be amputated.

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